3 Part Snowdon Challenge with Ken Hames

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Snowdonia National Park

LL48 6LF

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Take on a three part challenge: Tackle the highest summit in Wales with a full day of cycling, trekking and kayaking in the UK’s adventure playground. All participants will be raising vital funds for Alabaré's Homes for Veterans.

You’ll bike 17km to the foot of Snowdon, hike 7km to the summit, drop back down the other side, and finish with a 4km kayak across Llyn Padarn in less than 12 hours. It’s a mentally and physically challenging day with awesome views and a fantastic sense of achievement as your reward.

This expedition is being joined by ex-Special Forces explorer, Ken Hames. Ken is one of the world’s leading explorers and expedition leaders and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Ken is passionate about the work of Alabaré and a shared desire to see homeless and vulnerable Veteran be given the opportunities to live fulfilling lives through a combination of accommodation, education, training and support.


Your Snowdon Challenge includes:

  • 1 night of accommodation in a 3-star hotel
  • Fully organised and supported challenge
  • Qualified and experienced cycling and mountain leaders
  • Support crew
  • Cycling and kayaking equipment
  • Radio backup support
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Train station transfers

Fundraising Target:

Each participant needs to raise a minimum of £395 for Alabaré Homes for Veterans to take part in this event.

Taking Part:

This is the perfect challenge for goal-oriented adventurers who want to accomplish something awesome—and have fun doing it! No previous experience needed.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrival and briefing

Arrive in Llanberis in the evening, a small town nestled between the foot of Snowdon and the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Attend a detailed briefing of the next day’s adventure, then explore town on your own or rest up in your comfortable hotel room. Tomorrow’s challenge awaits you.

Day 2: Snowdon Challenge

Wake up early for breakfast, then hit the road for your first activity.

You’ll cycle along rolling country roads through the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Follow the shores of Llyn Padarn and skirt along the edge of Snowdonia National Park while the peak of Snowdon beckons in the distance.

Arrive at the base of the peak and change into trekking clothes.

You’ll hike up the Snowdon Ranger Trail on the west side of the mountain, thought to be the oldest path to the summit.

Zigzag through lush green turf, pass through a flat boggy area, then ascend to the ridgeline.

Follow the snaking ridge the rest of the way to the summit for a victory photo and incredible views of nearby lakes and distant lands.

Descend to the northwest via the more gradual Llanberis Path, finishing in Llanberis itself.

Swap gear once more for a 4km paddle around Llyn Padarn. You’ll complete a large circle on the lake, enjoying views in every direction on the way.

Finally, cross the finish line and celebrate with a glass of champagne. What an achievement!

17km of cycling, 15km of walking, 4km of kayaking, total of 10 – 12 hours

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected events


You’ll stay at either the Celtic Royal Hotel or the Royal Victorian Hotel in Llanberis. Both hotels feature comfortable and modern ensuite rooms. This is exactly the kind of comfort your need before the challenge starts. All rooms are based on twin sharing.

About Alabaré Homes for Veterans

Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provide supported accommodation to British Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We believe no Veteran should be forced to sleep on the streets. We provide dedicated support to Veterans across the South of England and Wales - specifically; Wiltshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Devon, Dorset as well as North and South Wales. On any given night our Homes for Veterans are able to keep over 110 Veterans off the streets.


Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, this event is only open to adults.

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